Activists freed in Odessa; Peoples power declared
Hundreds of people stormed the police station in Odessa on May 4 and freed 67 anti-Kiev activists. They chanted, “Heroes! Heroes!” for those who had been arrested after the massacre on May 2. Fascists had set a fire that killed nearly 40 anti-Kiev forces from the “Activists of Kulikovo Field” camp in the trade union building, to which they had retreated from an armed attack by the same fascists. Activists in Odessa have declared the independent Republic of Novorossiya after the historic name of the region. Ukraine’s puppet President Arseni Yatsenyuk was holding an anti-Russia press conference in Odessa at the time of the independence declaration.